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Take a Trip Down the Hobbit Hole: Lord Of The Rings Hotel Opens in Belgium
Daily Star ^ | 20th May 2014 | Sarah Barns

Posted on 05/20/2014 12:36:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Ever wished you were a hobbit?

Well now you can experience how Bilbo and Frodo Baggins live by visiting Balade Des Gnomes, a unique hotel in Belgium.

Near the picturesque town of Durbuy in Belgium, the wooden topsy-turvy rooms feature carved wooden beds that look like they are nestled in the hollow of a tree, a dining table perfect for goblin guests and a gothic, ornate bath.

The Hobbit, travel, holiday, short breaksFANTASY: La Balade Des Gnomes is the perfect location for Lord Of The Rings fans [CATERS] The Hobbit, hotel, travel, short breaks, holidayCOSY: Wooden beds look like they are nestled into the hollow of a tree [CATERS] The room named "The Legend of Trolls" has a tiny hobbit-sized door, pulley operated fold-out table and seats nestled into the walls.

Pillars covered in vine leaves are covered in miniature gargoyle faces and, instead of a carpet, the floor is covered with a rug of leaves.

And you can stay there from €150 a night (around £120).

Owner Dominque Noel's fantasy resort also has a further nine rooms with fairytale themes, including the "A Cabin in the Forest" and "Under the Moon".

While from the outside the room named "The Trojan Horse" looks like a giant wooden pony, inside guests are welcomed to a carved wooden staircase and cosy double bedroom.

The Hobbit, travel, holiday, short breakSOAK: Unwind in the ornate bath tub [CATERS] The Hobbit, hotel, travel, short breaks, holiday DINE: The long wooden table is perfect for hosting unexpected goblin guests [CATERS] Dominque said: "We decided to make this hotel for people to share our universe and to relive some of our childhood dreams. It's an escape from everyday stress.

"When our customers leave in the morning they say they were immersed in another world and they want to stay in all the rooms in order to travel through the various themes that we offer."

The hotel is built from completely natural materials and celebrates the "simplicity of modern times".

"I wanted the hotel to be almost imaginary, with a youthful essence and work harmoniously with nature," he added.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: belgium; hobbit; lordoftherings

1 posted on 05/20/2014 12:36:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; GraceG; Zionist Conspirator; Tax-chick

Sweet!

Sounds lika place to party.

I’m going to go there and blunt the knives, Bend the forks, smash the bottles and burn the corks, chip the glasses and crack the plates.

Which I am sure the owners would hate B-)


2 posted on 05/20/2014 12:39:52 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: nickcarraway

I LOVE stuff like this! Big Hobbit fan here. I’d stay at that hotel in a heartbeat. (Well, maybe not the Trojan Bear room. Is that supposed to be Beorn in bear mode?)

Thanks for posting this!


3 posted on 05/20/2014 12:41:08 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: nickcarraway

Would a hobbit in Belgium be a Brussels sprout?


4 posted on 05/20/2014 12:43:16 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: chajin

Only if he gets roasted.


5 posted on 05/20/2014 12:44:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Rebelbase

6 posted on 05/20/2014 12:45:14 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Equipped with a drawn reciprocating dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration)
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To: nickcarraway
Take a Trip Down the Hobbit Hole:

Didn't the guy who played Gandalf turn out to be gay?

Just axin'...

7 posted on 05/20/2014 12:49:18 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Constitution Day

OMG THANKS FOR THE HUGE LAUGH


8 posted on 05/20/2014 12:50:03 PM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: Constitution Day

Heh


9 posted on 05/20/2014 12:51:07 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway

I’d rather go to Smaugs den and sleep on the gold


10 posted on 05/20/2014 12:54:22 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: nickcarraway

Copy cats...


11 posted on 05/20/2014 1:02:49 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Constitution Day

Context for those who were not here 12 years ago:

Thermobaric Bomb Destroys Hobbit Hole
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/639647/posts


12 posted on 05/20/2014 1:03:31 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

:) Thanks RB.

I actually embedded the link within the image. Dang, I can’t believe that was a DOZEN years ago.


13 posted on 05/20/2014 1:04:27 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Equipped with a drawn reciprocating dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration)
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To: Revelation 911

:) You are most welcome!


14 posted on 05/20/2014 1:04:47 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Equipped with a drawn reciprocating dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration)
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To: humblegunner

only after he felt saruman’s staff.

peter jackson forgive me.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 1:05:40 PM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: KC_Lion

It’s a Trojan cow?


16 posted on 05/20/2014 1:09:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: KC_Lion

Yes, but it is in Belguim.... (shudder)


17 posted on 05/20/2014 1:09:33 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

.....and they share a border with the DUTCH (hat tip to Dr Evil)


18 posted on 05/20/2014 1:16:54 PM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/algoof.wav


19 posted on 05/20/2014 1:42:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

ping


20 posted on 05/20/2014 1:45:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Constitution Day

Good lord, it was.

You know the FR Hobbit Hole threads lead to at least two marriages? (One being mine?).


21 posted on 05/20/2014 1:53:26 PM PDT by JenB
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To: nickcarraway

But how is the ale?


22 posted on 05/20/2014 3:02:53 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: JenB

I had no idea! That’s wonderful.


23 posted on 05/21/2014 10:48:26 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Equipped with a drawn reciprocating dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration)
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